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# HW1 Solution - PGE337 Introduction to Geostatistics...

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PGE337 Introduction to Geostatistics Homework # 1 Solution Key Due: Wednesday, September 7 th , 2011 by 5 pm 1. (10 pts) Based on weather records collected since 1929, a metereologist predicts the average daytime temperature in Austin in September this year to be 86.0 o C. What is his stationarity decision? Do you agree? The decision of stationarity is that the relationship between the weather conditions and daytime temperature from 1929 till date has been the same. This assumption does not take into account trends that could have occurred in this time frame such as global warming. Do you agree? There can be two answers to this. Either you agree because in the absence of a model to acco unt for such trends, this is the best assumption to make or you don’t agree and must state that you’ll use a model that accounts for such trend to correct historical day-time temperature models/data. 2. (10 pts) In order to come up with development plans for a reservoir in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a team of geoscientists rely on geological information from an outcrop analog in West Texas. Explain how

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